Bank myna

Bank myna

Acridotheres ginginianus

The bank myna is a myna found in the northern parts of South Asia. It is smaller but similar in colouration to the common myna, only differing in having brick-red naked skin behind the eyes instead of yellow. It is greyer on the underside and in this and in the presence of a slight tuft of feathers bears some resemblance to the jungle myna. They are found in flocks on the plains of northern and central India, often within towns and cities. Their range appears to be extending southwards into India. The name is derived from their habit of nesting almost exclusively in the earthen banks of rivers, where they excavate burrows and breed in large colonies.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition


1. Bank myna Wikipedia article -
2. Bank myna on The IUCN Red List site -
3. Xeno-canto bird call -

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